Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Northern College Board of Governors is responsible to govern effectively:

  • to ensure Northern College is successfully managed;
  • to achieve Northern College’s mission; and
  • to remain responsive to community need and emerging opportunity.

The Board of Governors is accountable to students, employees, employers, Indigenous Peoples and the communities Northern College serves.

The Board of Governors is also accountable to the citizens of Ontario because the college is publicly funded.

Board Members

Board Member Office Region
Doug Walsh Chair Haileybury
Carly Stringer First Vice-Chair Porcupine
Jeff Molyneaux Second Vice-Chair Kirkland Lake
Cindy Reasbeck Governor at Large Kapuskasing
Dr. Audrey J. Penner College President
Patricia Hamilton Academic Representative Haileybury
Eric Poulin Administrative Representative Timmins
Aiko McCormack-Andia Student Representative Haileybury
John Harrington Support Staff Representative Haileybury
André Robichaud Kapuskasing
Cathy Ellis Iroquois Falls
Helene Studholme Kirkland Lake
Ken Wojtus Timmins
Lillian Trapper South Porcupine
Lynne Innes Moose Factory
Mike Metatawabin Timmins
Rod Mathews New Liskeard
Debbie Nankervis Executive Assistant to the Board
Mitch Dumas Treasurer

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, the mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the members of the Board of Governors are confidential. Any correspondence to the Board members may be directed to them c/o the Executive Assistant to the Board, Northern College, Highway 101 East, P.O. Box 3211, Timmins, Ontario P4N 8R6

Schedule of Meetings


Thursday, September 15, 2022 Board Planning Meeting
Timmins Campus
10:00 a.m. (All Day)
Friday, September 16, 2022 Board Meeting #462
Timmins Campus
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 Board Meeting #463
Haileybury Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 26-27, 2022 CCBE Governor Orientation
(Hybrid in-person/virtual)
Saturday and Sunday AM
November 27-28, 2022 Higher Education Summit
(Sheraton Centre Toronto)
(Sunday PM & Monday)


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Board Meeting #464
Kirkland Lake Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Board Meeting #465
Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Board Meeting #466
Moosonee Campus (Tentative)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Board Meeting #467
AGM, Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Board Policies & Procedures

No. 1 Conduct of the Affairs of the Board (PDF, 255 KB)
No. 2 College Council (PDF, 94.9 KB)
A – Ends
A-0 Mega Ends (PDF, 34.6 KB)
A-1 Vision Mission (PDF, 41.6 KB)
A-2 Programs of Instruction (PDF 43.3 KB)
A-3 Strategic Plan (PDF, 37.4 KB)
A-4 Business Plan (PDF, 34.8 KB)
A-5 Annual Report (PDF, 37.0 KB)
A-6 Student Success (PDF, 41.5 KB)
A-7 Our Communities (PDF, 41.3 KB)
A-8 Our Staff (PDF, 32.9 KB)
B – Governance Process
B-1 Policy Development (PDF, 40.4 KB)
B-2 Governance and Accountability (PDF, 76.2 KB)
B-3 Relationships with Indigenous People and Communities (PDF, 54.6 KB)
B-4 External Governor Representation (PDF, 40.4 KB)
B-5 Effective Student Governor Representation (PDF, 34.9 KB)
B-6 Election of Internal Board Members (PDF, 67.3 KB)
B-7 Board and Member Self Evaluation (PDF, 43.7 KB)
B-8 Board of Governors Agendas – General Session and Committee of the Whole (PDF, 46.3 KB)
B-9 Conflict of Interest (PDF, 107 KB)
B-10 Complaints to Board Members (PDF, 39.1 KB)
B-11 Occupational Health and Safety (PDF, 53.4 KB)
B-12 Travel Expenses – Board Members (PDF, 34.5 KB)
B-13 Presentations to the Board (PDF, 39.2 KB)
B-14 Reappointment of Board of Governors Members (PDF, 37.2 KB)
B-15 Recruitment and Orientation of New Governors (PDF, 79.8 KB)
B-17 Protocol for Naming Facilities (PDF, 38.9 KB)
B-18 Board Information System (PDF, 68 KB)
B-19 Board Monitoring System (PDF, 79 KB)
B-20 Board Attendance (PDF, 23.6 KB)
B-21 Investment Policy (PDF, 32.4 KB)
C – Board-President Relations
C-1 Delegation to the President (PDF, 46 KB)
C-2 Appointment of an Interim President (PDF, 32.8 KB)
C-3 Selecting a New President (PDF, 33 KB)
C-4 President’s Contract (PDF, 36.9 KB)
C-5 Assessing Presidential Performance (PDF, 62 KB)
C-6 Incidents Involving the College President (PDF, 39 KB)
C-7 President Emeritus (PDF, 42 KB)
C-8 Terminating the President’s Contract (PDF, 39.2 KB)
D – Executive Limitations
D-1 General Executive Constraint (PDF, 30.4 KB)
D-2 Communication with the Board (PDF, 38.4 KB)
D-3 Partnerships and Collaborative Initiatives (PDF, 37.8 KB)
D-4 Program Advisory Committees (PDF, 26.4 KB)
D-5 Signing Authority (PDF, 39.6 KB)
D-6 Naming of Facilities (PDF, 30.8 KB)
D-7 Language Services Policy (PDF, 37.4 KB)
D-8 Purchasing (PDF, 40.2 KB)
D-9 Facility Leasing Policy (PDF, 38.6 KB)
D-10 Leadership Succession Plan (PDF, 43.3 KB)
D-11 Asset Protection (PDF, 57.2 KB)
D-12 Financial Matters (PDF, 67.6 KB)
D-13 Insurance (PDF, 22.9 KB)
D-14 Commitment to Quality (PDF, 23.2 KB)
D-15 Staff Relations (PDF, 36.2 KB)
D-16 Risk Management (PDF, 37.9 KB)
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